Sahand Negahban

Sahand N. Negahban

assistant professor
sahand.negahban |at| yale |dot| edu
Department of Statistics and Data Science
24 Hillhouse Ave
New Haven, CT 06510

About me

I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics and Data Science at Yale University. Prior to that I worked with Prof. Devavrat Shah at MIT as a postdoc and Prof. Martin J. Wainwright at UC Berkeley as a graduate student.

Research Focus

The focus of my research is to develop theoretically sound methods, which are both computationally and statistically efficient, for extracting information from large datasets. A salient feature of my work has been to understand how hidden low-complexity struc- ture in large datasets can be used to develop computationally and statistically efficient methods for extracting meaningful information for high-dimensional estimation problems. My work borrows from and improves upon tools of statistical signal processing, machine learning, probability and convex optimization. Recently I have also been applying these ideas to outcomes research in collaborations with the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation.